“I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes.”
My mom suggested that I write a book about my journey of healing and regaining my health. I struggled to decide what to write because I am not an expert in nutrition or what it takes to heal your digestive system. As I considered what the topic of my book would be, I thought of all the things I wished someone had told me before I started my diet restrictions in 2011. By no means am I perfect or have everything figured out but I have learned a lot during the past couple years about the mental side of diet restrictions and how to still live a “normal” life.
This book, A Teenager’s Perspective on Food Restrictions: A Practical Guide to Keep from Going Crazy, is a reflection of my personal experiences and offers the advice I wish I had received. It is a short book written by a teenager for other teenagers. It discusses the reality of diet restrictions (whether for a single allergy or a diet like GAPS and Paleo), namely- the hard parts that people don’t talk about, why diet restrictions are particularly difficult for teenagers, and also the motivation it takes to continue with them. Additionally, the book covers topics such as how to explain you diet restrictions, maintain a social life, and go to school.
Buy A Teenager’s Perspective on Food Restrictions: A Practical Guide to Keep from Going Crazy on Amazon as a paperback for $5.99 or as an eBook for $1.99. If you do not have a Kindle, you can download the app to your phone, tablet, or computer.